Becoming a Tracking Judge

How to Become a Tracking Judge

The judges training content of the program is facilitated by the Obedience, Tracking & Endurance Committee (OTEC) chaired by Lynn Klecka

The following information is designed to help you understand the requirements and assist trainee judges in sourcing the information needed.

Dogs Australia Regulations – Judges Training

The Judges Training Program is conducted under Dogs Australia Regulations and is a national scheme. Please click here to download the national Judges Code of Practice and Conduct.

The regulations for tracking judges training scheme can be sourced, downloaded and/or printed by clicking here  

Information for Prospective Trainees

Some of the requirements include:

  • Three year continuous membership of Dogs Victoria
  • Current financial member of Dogs Victoria
  • Be over eighteen years of age
  • Have an active and ongoing participation in the sport of Tracking or conducting tracking trials
  • Been approved by Dogs Victoria

Method of Education (Self Education)

Trainees will be required to:

  • Educate themselves by being conversant with the Dogs Victoria Rules and Regulations relevant to tracking
  • Attend all lectures and practical training sessions
  • Study the Rules for the Conduct of Tracking Trials
  • Arrange for a trainer to observe their judging at the relevant level to assess their performance

Written Examinations and Practical Assessments

Examination papers shall comprise of short answer questions and/or multi-choice questions. The minimum pass mark is 80% for both sections of the examination.

Want to know more?

For more information on how you can become a Dogs Victoria Tracking Judge contact the chairperson of the Obedience, Tracking & Endurance Committee 

Please click on the following link for more information about the sport of Tracking.